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I have a problem with this Geoserver plugin. I have done the following:

  • downloaded the plugin from
  • extracted archive to /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps/geoserver/WEB-INF/lib/
  • restarted tomcat6 uncommented required line from /geoserver_data/security/ restarted tomcat6 again
  • and still I can access all WMS services without authkey in the URL

What am I doing wrong? I am probably forgetting something and can’t figure what. Please help? THX

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Sounds like you have not enabled security on GeoServer. You need to secure your instance of GeoServer with one or more user accounts and then you associate a range of authkeys with those users.

You will also need to set the WMS to "Hide" mode so that it does not broadcast its capabilities unless being accessed by a user or someone making a request using the authkey(s) you have setup.

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thank you, it works now :) – Mario Miler Feb 27 '13 at 22:33

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